New for Christmas 2023

Christmas Tree Festival – St Mary’s Kidlington, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th December

This year we are holding our first ever Christmas Tree Festival for two days, concluding with the Community Carol Service at 5.30pm on Sunday 17th December. We are hoping that individuals and organisations will sponsor and decorate their own tree and fill the church with Christmas Joy. The theme is “The Spirit of Christmas” and the money raised will go to our two chosen charities for this year, SANDS and EDUKID.

SANDS seeks to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth: www.sands.org.uk.

EDUKID, a charity set up by a former youth worker in the parish, helps to remove the barriers to education faced by children living in poverty and conflict: www.edukid.org.uk.

If you would like to take part or support this event in any way please contact David and Rosemary Meara for further details and an application form: david.meara14@gmail.com

Carol Singing around the streets of Kidlington, from 6pm,Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December – also in aid of SANDS and EDUKID

Do you love singing carols in the open air? Or are you good at knocking on doors with a charity money bucket? These two evenings are for everyone of all ages and whether or not you can sing. Each evening we will visit a few streets who have been leafletted in advance (can you do a leaflet drop for us the week before?) We will sing under the lamp posts and try to finish in a pub or house for mulled wine and mince pies. Please put the dates in your diaries and tell others – lots of people like singing carols and everyone is welcome. Any musicians out there who would like to come along and accompany us?

We have done this for many years in Hampton Poyle and you are also welcome to join us on Tuesday 19th December in Hampton Poyle.